The future of work

The dog days of summer are waning, pools are closing, and parents are taking a deep breath as they get to send their kids back to school. It’s Labor Day. But Labor Day is about more than a last hurrah before getting back to work after a summer of fun. Established by the labor movement, it is an annual national tribute to the contributions workers have made throughout history to the well-being and economic strength of the United States. As we mark the achievements of the past, Labor Day also represents an opportune time to pause and take a look at the future of work. In recent years, fears that with the rise of automation in today’s knowledge-based service society we will soon have to rename summer’s last holiday to…


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